About

Mireia Rocher (Barcelona, 1978). Based in Uppsala, Sweden.
 

Art Work

I'm a storyteller.

My background in linguistics has definitely influenced my visual artistic practice. Through text‐based works, collage, sculpture and installation I develop personal stories from ordinary life. I am interested in the impediments that prevent a total approach to language, emotions or senses. I choose simple, everyday materials to address themes such as exclusion, belonging and the power that lies in vulnerability.


 

Upcoming

(If not specified, all events mentioned are/ have been located in Sweden)

scratched | rubbed | caressed . Solo exhibition. Gallery Duerr Stockholm. 19/08-24/09 2022

Fyrtio. Group exhibition. Galleri CC. Malmö 9/9-6/11 2022
 

2023
Vasterås Gallery. Group exhibition with Adelante Art Group. January

 

Individual Exhibitions / Performances

 

2022

The Non-Functional Library. Solo performance. In Uppsala Stadsbiblioteket, the city library of Uppsala. Part of the project A Movement to Hold, curated by Alba Folgado. Project financed by Uppsala Municipality's culture committee. 19/03

2021
Individual exhibition. Gallery KC Väst. Gothenburg (Cancelled because of Covid)

2018
The End of Love. Fragments. Gallery Monitor. Gothenburg

2017

The Non-Functional Library. Solo performance. Stockholm Public Library. Watch video here.
Transició(n). Solo performance. HDK Library. Gothenburg

Open Heart. Solo performance. Different public spaces. Gothenburg

 

Group Exhibitions

2022

Salong 22. Jury-judged art salon (Jury: artist Bella Rune). Group exhibition. Arranged by Konstfrämjandet Uppland in collaboration with BizArt, with the support of Uppsala Municipality's culture committee.16-19/06 2022
New members exhibition. January. Uppsala Konstnärsklubb

2021

Stockholm Craft Week 2021. Take Away. Galleri Duerr. Stockholm
First International Festival of ManuportsKohta Art Gallery. Helsinki [FI]

Stockholm Art Week 14-19/09. Galleri Duerr Stockholm

Adelante Art Group. CIK- Knivsta Cultural Center (Uppsala Region)

Stockholm Art Week 21-25/04. Galleri Duerr Stockholm

Lek på Allvar. Site specific project in 'Möbeln' Cultural Center (Tierp). Curated by Martina McQueen

Stockholm Design Week 2021. Galleri Duerr. Stockholm

2020

Stockholm Gallery Weekend 2020. Galleri Duerr. Stockholm

Valand Alumni. Galleri Monitor and Rotor. Järntorget Venue. Gothenburg

Easy Target . Konstepidemin Gallery. Gothenburg

2019

Väntrummet. Botanical Garden. Gothenburg

GIFC & Velvet Ropes . NEVVEN Gallery. Gothenburg 

Democracy Under SiegeGalleri Duerr, Stockholm

Målargrupp Utställning. The Painting Assembly Group Exhibition. Gerlesborg Gallery. Gerlesborg

Vårsalongen 2019 .Liljevalchs art gallery. Stockholm. More info here

The Artist is not Present. Going Public. Intervention . Linné Library. Gothenburg

Målargrupp Utställning. The Painting Assembly. Rotor Gallery. Gothenburg

2016

Now Here. Gislaveds Art Gallery

Kjerringøy Land Art Biennial [NO]. More info about the biennale.

2017

Non-Place. Galleri Rotor. Gothenburg

Respect for the Hobby Horse. Botanical Garden. Gothenburg

Signe still alive... Gothenburg Public Library

Kalejdoskop. Gerlesborg Gallery. Gerlesborg

Kvirr. Solhem Art Gallery. Rabbalshede

Education

BA Fine Arts. HDK-Valand Academy. University of Gothenburg. Sweden

Basic University Training in Fine Arts. Gerlesborgsskolan. Sweden

Advanced Training Cycle in Plastic Arts and Design. Escola Llotja. Barcelona

BA and MA in French Studies. Autonomous University of Barcelona

Reviews

About Vårsalongen 2019 Liljevalchs and '180 books in Swedish (...)'

Review in 'Dagens Nyheter' newspaper by Ingela Lind, (Pdf in a new tab)

Review in 'Göteborg Posten' newspaper by Magdalena Ljung. (Pdf in a new tab)

Review in 'Om Konst' art critique digital site, by Niels Hebert.(Opens in a new tab)

About Now Here exhibition and my work 'The Excluded'

Review in 'Värnamo Nyheter' by Sara Arvidsson about 'Now Here' exhibition. 05/2018.

 

Other (Opens in new tabs)

Review in 'Hufvudstadsbladet' (FI) about 'First International Festival of Manuports'. 10/2021

Review 'Kunstkritikk' about 'First International Festival of Manuports'. 08/2021

News in 'Spionen' by Henrik Björck Wigartz. About 'Väntrummet' exhibition. 10/2019

News in 'Aftonbladet' by Ulrika Stahre about 'Democracy Under Siege' show. 09/2019

News in Sveriges Radio by Beatrice Janzon. About 'Democracy Under Siege' exhibition. 09/2019

News in VilaWeb (ES) by Clara Ardévol. About 'Democracy Under Siege' exhibition. 08/2019

News in 'Östermalm Direkt' by Patrik Wirén. (Opens in a new tab). 06/2018

News in 'Göteborg Posten' about 'Spiran' exhibition by Eleonor Ekström. 09/2017.

Collections

Statens Konstråd (Public Art Agency Sweden)

Uppsala Region

Västmanland Region

Tierps Kommun (Tierp municipality)

Knivsta Kommun (Knivsta municipality)

Grants

2022 One year working grant. The Swedish Arts Grants Commitee (Konstnärsnämnden)

2022-2024 Studio grant from Uppsala municipality. Sweden

2022 Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundation. Sweden

2019, 2018 Adlerbertska Scholarship Foundation. Sweden

Other

Selected to participate in Ateljésamtalprojekt with Konstfrämjandet Uppsala (Studio visit project) 2022

Selected to participate in Att söka offentliga gestaltningsuppdrag (To apply to public commisions) 2022. Organized by Uppsala Kommun and KC-Öst

Selected to participate in Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale [NO]. 2018. More info about the biennale.

Mentor assistant in Gerlesborgsskolan (Gerlesborg School of Fine Art)

 

Memberships:

Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (The Swedish artists’ association)

Konstnärscentrum Öst (Artist Center, Region East)

Atlejéförening Hospitalet Uppsala (Studio art association Hospitalet Uppsala)

Uppsala Konstnärsklubb (Uppsala artist's club)

Svenska Konstnärernas Förening (SKF)

Uppsala Konstgrafiska Verkstad medlem


Contact

info.mireia[at]gmail.com

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